sexual offense


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The intentional touching of a victim’s, defendant’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of a victim’s, defendant’s or any other person’s intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification

sexual offense

, sex offense
Any legally prohibited sexual behavior, including, e.g., exhibitionism, necrophilia, rape, and sexual abuse of a minor.
Synonym: sex crime
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Currently, available data indicate that dynamic risk factors for sexual offense recidivism appear to be associated with one of two broad categories: (a) a pathological orientation towards love and sex, or "erotopathic risk-needs" (Wheeler, George, & Stephens, 2005; Wheeler, George, & Stoner, 2005) or (b) a generally antisocial orientation (Hanson & Morton-Bourgon, 2004; Hanson & Bussiere, 1998; Hanson & Harris, 2001; Hudson, Wales, Bakker, & Ward, 2002; Quinsey, Lalumiere, Rice, & Harris, 1995; Roberts, Doren, & Thornton, 2002).
For those practitioners working with adolescents who have engaged in sexual offense behavior, several assessment instruments are available to help identify dynamic risk factors and treatment targets, including the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II; Prentky, & Righthand, 2003), The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR; Worling, 2004), and the Youth Level of Service/Case Management Inventory (Hoge, Andrews, & Leschied, 2002).
FAP AS A USEFUL APPROACH TO TREAT SEXUAL OFFENSE BEHAVIOR
As many dynamic risk-needs relevant for sexual offense recidivism are related to behavior and expressed attitudes, behavioral approaches appear most applicable in addressing these risks.
FAP's focus on the assessment and conceptualization of functional classes maps on well to the risk areas outlined in dynamic risk assessments for sexual offense behavior.
A second issue is the role of honour in criminal cases concerning sexual offenses.
Besides rape, he had committed adultery, and in seventeenth-century Holland sexual offenses such as adultery and fornication could be bought off by payments to the public prosecutor.
Seventeenth-century moralists considered young girls who had reached puberty or were already menstruating equally responsible in sexual offenses.
The current draft charge sheet also includes allegations against Katsav concerning sexual offenses he allegedly committed against other female subordinates at the Tourism Ministry, as well as offenses committed while he was president (2000 to 2007).
WASHINGTON, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sexual Offenses Against Children Act -- model legislation set forth by Stop Child Predators -- gained unanimous approval this week from the National Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
The Sexual Offenses Against Children Act is closely modeled after Florida's Jessica Lunsford Act.
dedicated to establishing penalty enhancements for those found guilty of committing sexual offenses against children; implementing an effective and efficient nationwide sex offender registry; and protecting the rights of crime victims.

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